Friday, March 26, 2010

Grammy's and Bampa's visit

We went to the zoo on Saturday. Here we are looking at the snakes.
A prairie dog.

Bampa showing Fin the prairie dogs.

Still looking at the prairie dogs...

They are such good grandparents!

One of my favorite things about the zoo is that you can ride bikes there. My kids need all the exercise they can get, and they have a lot of fun zooming around on their bikes. Someday I would like to rent one of the 6 person bikes there--that would be awesome!

It looks like they're all enjoying the African landscape together--but actually Grammy Jo is talking to Cass on the phone.

A little hidy-hole.

I love the babboons. They are so strange.

Near the babboons.
I also enjoy the monkey village. I could watch them scampering around for hours. Grammy and Fin enjoying the monkey village.
Two little buddies.

A majestic bald eagle. Even though Benjamin Franklin preferred the wild turkey for the symbol of our nation's freedom, I'm glad they went with this guy.

We finished off our day at the zoo in the kid's play areas and let them run around and burn off a little bit of their never-ending supply of energy.

My precious little pearls.
A two-headed turtle!

On the giant spider web. This was what Sareny was most looking forward to all day--as soon as we got to the zoo, she kept asking if we could go to the spider web.

We wore one kid out, at least.

My cute mom and dad.

The lighting on this picture was terrible, but it was such a silly picture I played around with it a little so you could see the face Sareny was making.

They love the cactus slide.

I love tongue sticking out pictures!

Sort of a cute family...if you pretend that everyone is looking at the camera and has their eyes open.

Isaac wanted someone to follow around behind him and hold onto his hood. It started out just on hills, but by the end of the day, he wanted someone holding on at all times. I'm glad he's gotten over that!

We enjoyed a little picnic lunch outside the zoo by some water. It was a really nice day. Then we headed home. We apparently didn't do a good enough job at wearing out the children, as nobody napped when we got home. Well, possibly a couple of the adults did...

Grammy Jo and Bampa got to come to church with us the next day, and I wanted a picture of them and the kids all dressed up and looking nice.
We always have so much fun when they visit us, and can't wait for them to come back!


cassidy said...

Looks like a fun visit! I love that the kids can ride bikes at your zoo. I love all the pictures from the play area...the kids look like they had tons of fun. And the family picture is cute, even though Fin and Isaac aren't looking at the camera!

lexi said...

the zoo looks like a lot of fun! and those kids are so cute in those pictures. i like the one of fin and bampa pointing to the prairie dogs. funny that isaac had someone hold his hood. and can big kids play at the kid area because that cactus slide looks cool.

Jolynn said...

What fun we had! Next time we are definitely going to rent one of those family bicycles. But can you stop and see stuff, cuz I never saw any of them parked around anywhere? You probably rent them by the hour and have to ride like crazy to get your money's worth! Love those kiddos!